Explores historical and contemporary developments within the field of curatorial practice, spanning commercial and public art galleries, art fairs, artist-run galleries and community arts platforms. The unit provides a means for understanding contemporary curatorial strategies by addressing cultural, theoretical, political and economic issues that underpin a range of exhibition systems.
- Origins of the museum
- Anthropology meets art: historical narratives in public spaces
- Conceptual art: exhibition as information
- Relational aesthetics
- Community art methodologies
- History of biennales and festival exhibitions
- Artist-run galleries and pop-up spaces
- Writing for institutions
- Visual/spatial analysis and information literacy
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||identify historical and contemporary approaches to curating.||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||identify the social and political concerns underpinning various modes of exhibition display.||Ethical practice|
|3||critically analyse a range of curatorial strategies.||Ethical practice|
|4||demonstrate analytical writing skills relevant to exhibition-based industries.||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||demonstrate an understanding of issues relating to spatial design and public engagement.||Creativity|
|6||demonstrate effective teamwork skills.||Creativity|
|7||demonstrate information literacy skills, including summarising information, comprehending relevant terminology and using research methods that are appropriate to a university context.||Knowledge of a discipline|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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